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Metasploit Bootcamp

By : Nipun Jaswal
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Metasploit Bootcamp

By: Nipun Jaswal

Overview of this book

The book starts with a hands-on Day 1 chapter, covering the basics of the Metasploit framework and preparing the readers for a self-completion exercise at the end of every chapter. The Day 2 chapter dives deep into the use of scanning and fingerprinting services with Metasploit while helping the readers to modify existing modules according to their needs. Following on from the previous chapter, Day 3 will focus on exploiting various types of service and client-side exploitation while Day 4 will focus on post-exploitation, and writing quick scripts that helps with gathering the required information from the exploited systems. The Day 5 chapter presents the reader with the techniques involved in scanning and exploiting various services, such as databases, mobile devices, and VOIP. The Day 6 chapter prepares the reader to speed up and integrate Metasploit with leading industry tools for penetration testing. Finally, Day 7 brings in sophisticated attack vectors and challenges based on the user’s preparation over the past six days and ends with a Metasploit challenge to solve.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
Title Page
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Customer Feedback

Summary and exercises

Throughout this chapter, we saw how we could test MySQL databases, VoIP services, and SCADA systems for a number of vulnerabilities. We saw how an attacker gaining access to just the database could end up having system-level access. We also saw how vulnerabilities in ICS and SCADA can lead an attacker to compromise an entire server, which may result in enormous damage, and we saw how PBX deployed in various companies can be used not only to spoof calls but to compromise the whole client system. To practice your skills, you can perform the following further exercises at your own pace:

  • Try testing MSSQL and PostgreSQL databases and make a note of the modules.
  • Download other software-based SCADA systems and try exploiting them locally.
  • Try to run system commands for MSSQL.
  • Resolve error 13 on MySQL for writing files onto the server.
  • The database testing covered in this chapter was performed on Metasploitable 2. Try setting up the same environment locally and repeat the exercise...